The man whose firm and equal mind

The man whose firm and equal mind

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 the man, whose firm and equal mind
To solid glory is inclin'd,
Determin'd will his path pursue,
And keep the godlike prize in view.

2 His calm, undaunted, manly breast,
Of virtue, honour, truth possest,
Will stem the torrent of the age,
And fearless tread this mortal stage.

3 Amidst th' assailing ills of life,
Pride, passion, malice, envy, strife,
He'll act his part without disguise,
Intrepid, gen'rous, just, and wise.

4 In conscious rectitude secure,
This man unshaken shall endure
Of human woes the num'rous train,
Oppression, bondage, sickness, pain.

5 And when, at last, th' eternal Pow'r
Shall fix th' irrevocable hour,
That solemn hour which none can fly,
Since 'tis decreed that all must die:

6 Conscious of sov'reign mercy near,
Its voice shall banish ev'ry fear;
While faith and hope in joys to come
Waft him to realms beyond the tomb.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #334

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Jervis



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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H106

The Christian Hymn Book #d591

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d593

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